New Delhi: Jan 25; The list of Padma award 2016 was announced by the government on Monday. The awards are conferred in three categories - Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri.
The awards seek to recognise work of distinction and are given for distinguished and exceptional achievements.
Former US Ambassador to India Robert D Blackwill, sportspersons Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza and Indu Jain of Bennett, Coleman & Co are the other names decided for the Padma Bhushan.
Meanwhile, superstar Rajinikanth will be conferred the Padma Vibhushan. Yamini Krishnamurthi, Girija Devi, Ramoji Rao, Art of Living guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Dr Viswanathan Shanta are the other Padma Vibhushan winners.